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Spartans Pick Up Doubleheader Sweep Over Seahawks

Jimmy Wiegers photo courtesy of David Sinclair photography
Jimmy Wiegers photo courtesy of David Sinclair photography

YORK, PA. – The York College baseball team used stellar pitching with both starting going over seven innings to propel the Spartans to a sweep of St. Mary's on Saturday afternoon. York has now won three games in a row.


Team Records:

York (Pa.): 15-5, (8-2)

St. Mary's: 5-16-1, (0-11)


Game One Stats:

Score: York 6, St. Mary's 4

Hits: York 10, St. Mary's 9
Errors: York 0, St. Mary's 1
Left on Base: York 7, St. Mary's 3

Doubles: York 3, St. Mary's 1

Triples: York 0, St. Mary's 0

Homeruns: York 2, St. Mary's 1


York Offensive Leaders

Jimmy Wiegers: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 2B, SB

Jack Barry: 2-for-3, 1 run scored, 2B, BB

Grant Oberholtzer: 2-for-5, 2 runs scored, 2 SB

Brandon White: 1-for-4, 3 RBI, 1 run scored, HR


St. Mary's Offensive Leaders

Dillon Waters: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 run scored, HR

Connor Coursey: 3-for-4, RBI

Tyler Taitano: 1-for-3, 1 run scored, 2B


Spartan Pitching

Bobby Kuehn: 7.1 innings pitched, 7 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned, 6 K (W, 3-0)

Zac Stoll: 1.2 innings pitched, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 earned, K


St. Mary's Pitching

Dillon Waters: 4.0 innings pitched, 6 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned, 2 BB, 4 K (L, 0-1)

Connor Manion: 2.1 innings pitched, 4 hits, 4 runs, 4 earned, BB, K

Ben Webster: 1.2 innings pitched, K


How It Happened

• The Spartans got on the board first in the bottom of the second inning. Luke Turner led the frame off with a walk and would come around to score from first base on a double off the centerfield wall by Jimmy Wiegers to give York the early 1-0 lead.

• After a pair of scoreless innings, Grant Oberholtzer would lead off the bottom of the fifth with a single through the left side followed by stealing second and advancing to third on a throwing error. Oberholtzer would come in to score on a double by Austin Denlinger to left field and York doubled their lead after five. A lead-off homer by Wiegers in the sixth would extend the Spartan advantage to 3-0 after six innings.

• The Seahawks would get one back in the seventh as they hit three singles including an RBI-single by Connor Coursey. York would answer in a big way in the bottom half of the inning when Brandon White hit a moonshot of a three-run homer to left field to give York a 6-1 cushion after seven innings.

• The Seahawks would make things interesting in the eighth scoring three runs in the inning. A Brady Waters single and a Dillon Waters two-run shot would cut the Spartan lead to just a pair. Zac Stoll would start a double play in the ninth to finish the Seahawks off and secure the 6-4 win in game one.



Game Two Stats:

Score: York 9, St. Mary's 2
Hits: York 8, St. Mary's 8
Errors: York 2, St. Mary's 2
Left on Base: York 9, St. Mary's 9

Doubles: York 2, St. Mary's 1

Triples: York 0, St. Mary's 0

Homeruns: York 0, St. Mary's 1


York Offensive Leaders

Austin Denlinger: 2-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB

Justin Kilpatrick: 1-for-3, RBI, 1 run scored

Rob Acierno: 1-for-3, RBI, 1 run scored, BB


St. Mary's Offensive Leaders

Bowen Plagge: 2-for-4, RBI, 1 run scored, HR, SB

Jay Hammett: 3-for-4, 1 run scored, 2B

Joey Bryner: 1-for-4, RBI


Spartan Pitching

Will Grega: 7.2 innings pitched, 8 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned, 2 BB, 8 K (W, 2-2)

Tim Halasnik: 1.1 innings pitched, 3 K


St. Mary's Pitching

Jonathan Everidge: 2.0 innings pitched, 3 hits, 4 runs, 4 earned, 3 BB, K (L, 0-1)

Drew Sturgess: 0.1 innings pitched, 2 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned, BB

Tim Hand: 3.2 innings pitched, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 earned, 2 BB, K

Tyson Johnson: 1.0 innings pitched, 1 hit, BB, 2 K

Jake Wills: 1.0 innings pitched


How It Happened

• After a scoreless first, York got on the board in the second the same way they did in game one. A Luke Turner leadoff walk started the frame and he would come around to score on a Jimmy Wiegers double to left center. Wiegers would end up coming around to score on a Bailey Doan single and York led 2-0 after two innings.

• The Spartans would explode in the third taking advantage of some wild pitching and a Seahawk error to score 6 runs on just two hits. The Spartans would get their first run of the frame on an RBI-single by Justin Kilpatrick. Rob Acierno would then bring another run on a bases-loaded walk. Two more Spartans would score on a Seahawk error as York pushed their lead to 6-0. An Austin Denlinger single and a Brandon White sac fly brought the final two runs in of the inning and York ballooned their lead to 8-0 after three innings.

• Denlinger would bring home Grant Oberholtzer in the fifth inning after Oberholtzer doubled and stole third base and York now led 9-0. The Seahawks would get runs on a solo homer by Bowen Plagge in the sixth and an infield single in the eighth by Joey Bryner but Tim Halasnik would officially shut the door on the Seahawks striking out three of the four batters he faced as York completed the sweep with a 9-2 victory.



The Spartans are now 62-17 all-time against the Seahawks … the Spartans have now won six straight games against St. Mary's … York extended their team streak of double-digit hits to four games with 10 in game one but had the streak snapped with just eight in the nightcap … game one was the fifth game this season the Spartans have hit multiple homeruns in a game … York stole three bases in both games and have now swiped three bags in three straight games … the Spartan pitchers held the Seahawks to single digit hit totals in each game which snapped a five-game streak where opposing offenses had double-digit hits off Spartan pitching … the two runs allowed in game two were the fewest since York shutout PSU Harrisburg back on March 23 … York had just their third game of the year without an error in game one but have made eight errors in the last four games with two more in game two … Brandon White hit his team-leading fourth homerun in game one and now leads the squad with 31 RBI … his four homeruns have accounted for 14 runs with a pair of grand slams and a pair of three-run blasts … Grant Oberholtzer stole four bases on the day and now leads the team and is a perfect 11-for-11 stealing bases on the year … Bobby Kuehn tossed 7.1 innings and now  three of his five starts have gone at least seven frames as he boasts a 3-0 record with a rotation leading 2.86 ERA … Will Grega struck out eight and now leads the team with 33 punchouts … York is still undefeated as a home team at Jaquet Field as they are now 7-0.



The Spartans will conclude their three-game series with the Seahawks tomorrow afternoon. First pitch scheduled for 1:00 pm at Jaquet Field.